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post #31 of 78
Thanks boomana, I actually figured it out right after I posted that.
post #32 of 78
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post
Here's a review..
http://www.tnt-audio.com/topics/mangertest_e.html


And the critically acclaimed speaker manufacturer's website

http://www.manger-msw.com/en/inhalt.html
Looks interesting. There's also a Burmester CD III out now you can buy from Music Direct.

But those are CDs, however good they sound. I'm very excited about the new technology of the K2. I wonder how long they take to ship. I'd love to have it in time for the Florida meet in a couple weeks.
post #33 of 78
Maybe they are just applying a bit of SRS/WOW type of processing on the sound before it gets to digital. They are doing something different for sure. But this is what it sounds like to me.
post #34 of 78
Yes, a consensus regarding recordings for comparing equipment is a great idea.

Also, thanks for the heads up on the new FIM recording. I've just ordered it.
post #35 of 78
Ditto. Thanks for the heads up. Sounds very dynamic with impact and bass in my 701s.
post #36 of 78
Any idea which disc that sample song is on?

EDIT: Nevermind, it's on the "This is K2 HD" sample disc. Must have! Thanks for introducing this to us!
post #37 of 78
I did some searches but could not find any threads or resources pertaining to critical listening and how to identify sibilance, muddiness, lack of detail, graininess etc...with reference tracks making these traits really obvious. I feel this could be really helpful to instruct those who are new or even those who decide to contribute a review or an impression on the fly...is this even possible with such a difference in equipment or are there references that are commonly used to showcase certain enviable or unenviable traits...

david
post #38 of 78
Wow, that wma sounds superb. Orderd the disc, anyone know where they're shipped from?
post #39 of 78
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Originally Posted by Rav View Post
Wow, that wma sounds superb. Orderd the disc, anyone know where they're shipped from?
I am not sure but looks like the CD is shipped from Hong Kong. Here is some info :-

Analogue Mastering in USA
K2 Mastering in Japan
CD Jacket design in Canada
CD replication in Japan
CD printing in Hong Kong

From the above sequence, I would guess the final CD product is shipped from Hong Kong, although the CD seems to be made in Japan.

F. Lo
post #40 of 78
Well, i'll see when it arrives (assuming the postal service here doesn't go on strike again ).
post #41 of 78

FIM K2-HD Sampler

Just received my FIM K2-HD Sampler, and I must agree that it is spectacular!

This could be the new reference.
post #42 of 78
I just placed my order. Thanks for the heads up! I may have to replace my copy of Jazz at the Pawnshop once it comes out in K2 HD.
post #43 of 78
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Originally Posted by tmarshl View Post
Just received my FIM K2-HD Sampler, and I must agree that it is spectacular!

This could be the new reference.
ditto; it sounds great on my player that does HDCD.
post #44 of 78
Thread Starter 

Adding wood to a fire : Super High Material (SHM) CD

Now we have the new generation of mastering technology from K2 - the K2 HD.

At the same time, Universal Music and JVC is annoucing CDs made of a new material - SHM - which is essentially high quality polycarbonate used in LCD production - providing a practical medium with qualities approaching that of glass. This will be another significant advancement in CD technology, and probably the most important in the 25 years of CD history.

http://www.phileweb.com/news/audio/200710/03/7497.html

The new SHM CD will be released in Japan on 21 Nov 2007. The first lot will be of titles in jazz and classical music. Single CD will be priced at US$23, and Dual CD set will be priced at US$43.

Imagine what it will be like to have K2 HD sounds delivered through SHM CDs...... an I think this is not a dream, as JVC was the originator of both technologies.
post #45 of 78
Thread Starter 

Jazz at the Pawnshop

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Originally Posted by whitebar View Post
I just placed my order. Thanks for the heads up! I may have to replace my copy of Jazz at the Pawnshop once it comes out in K2 HD.
If you have the Proprius' 30th Annivesary Limited Numbered Version of the "Jazz at the Pawnship" in SACD, don't throw it away. It is still a benchmark against which many other jazz music CDs will be compared. On of the best live recording ever for jazz music ! and is bound to be a high value collectors item.

F. Lo
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